Hi Trail Fans,
Cooperative effort – is what makes our projects work. It’s illustrated with every project, both large and small – things are rarely a one person show. Whether it’s a few hands doing maintenance on a weekday evening, or a trail crew of 20, or a planning meeting of 40 like we had about a week ago in Fruita, or the group in Montrose working with the City on the Cerro Summit project, or may other examples – you know the routine. We create more with teamwork.
That shows up in cooperative efforts we make outside of the organization also. We partner with agencies like the BLM and Forest Service, municipalities, and other like minded organizations such as motorcycle and equestrian groups. There’s a trail project coming into its final stages in the Bookcliffs north of the Grand Valley. This project has been funded by a motorized grant in cooperation with the BLM, and COPMOBA is working on the route as well. Everyone benefits in this process. Now that’s not to say that we’ll be seeking a bunch of combined bike and motorized trails in the future, but it’s good to pitch in when the work is happening and improves our riding opportunities as well.
Getting back to the planning meeting I mentioned. A creative and active COPMOBA crowd gathered to continue and deepen discussions on the future of trail development in the western end of the Grand Valley. There will be a series of meetings [more...]